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Anyone here with Hypermobility or EDS-3 along with ADHD?

There seem to be such common threads between ADHD and hypermobility issues. I have both. A study was done that seemed to indicate a higher than “average” amount of hypermobility in patients presenting with anxiety. As anxiety is also part and parcel to ADHD, and as I have read more than one comment here about poor proprioception skills (bumping into things - not able to accurately measure where we are in time and space…LOL!), I just wondered if anyone here also presents with hypermobility issues. Even the diet and suggested supplements are similar…


I had to look up hypermobility. When I did, it described my son, at least some of his joints. As a matter of fact, in the last 2 years he got orthotics in his shoes and has done a lot of PT to try to correct severe intoeing and pronation due to loose muscles and hypermobile hip joints. My son is very loose and has low proprioceptive input. He also does the W sit, much to the therapists’ disapproval—my husband does it as well. It seems to be somewhat genetic—my husband’s nephew has autism and is also loose and does the W sit.

Very interesting! I now wonder if there’s a link between Autism spectrum disorders and hypermobility as well.

ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:28pm


Thanks so much for your reply. I know sometimes it seems like we already have too much to think about, without adding more to our plates. Ballet and tap (thank goodness with great teachers) both strengthened my body and engaged my mind. Now, at 60, they still do.

I’m going to post an ADD and ADHD inquiry with my EDS-3 Online Group as well. Maybe somewhere down the line, we could compare notes, as my husband and son are on the Autism Spectrum as well (Aspergers).

Everything is so specialized these days. Its very feasible that crossovers like these could get overlooked. Glad your son’s therapist picked up on the W sit. We can do these things, but eventually, if we’re not careful, they can wreck havoc with our joints.

Thanks again for taking the time and responding to my post! And the very best to you and your family!

Posted by DebNunn on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:15am

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